Magnolia Market


Hello...

(blowing dust away)

It's me.

That girl who promises to blog more but instead gets caught up in a tiny human (named Holden) and forgets.

That's me.




I'm still grinning from ear to ear.

 My sister and I had been plotting a weekend getaway and finally stuck with it.

I'm so glad we did!

We headed to Round Top Texas (more on that part later) and a side trip to Magnolia Market.





So many have asked about the Market so I'm gonna spill it.

The good . The bad. And the dusty.




First order of business...

Was it hard to find?

Not at all.

We drove right up to it with no problems at all.

For some reason, I envisioned that it was resting on acres and acres of green fields.

nope. 

It's slap dab right in the city of Waco.

Was the parking bad?

nope.

We found a spot just a few steps from the silos.

I think we just got lucky but I will take it lol.

Take note.

They did have tour buses everywhere.





You walk right up to the huge silos.

You can't miss it.

Can you go into the silos?

nope.


After a few hours drive and the fact that I'm over forty, bathrooms were my next order of business.

I'm just being honest... lol.

Before we even stepped into the market, I thought it would be best to be to be refreshed and on my game.

For those of you that can relate, walk past the gate, around the building, alongside the picnic tables and lawn games and straight ahead....


You will find them.

The cutest restrooms ever!



The window above was between the boys and girls restrooms.


Was there a line?

You bet ya!




Not so much for the guys.. lol

But the girls had a bit of wait time.
(remember the buses)?

I'm glad Chip and Jo made sure to make this area cute while you wait.


Now that we were good to go inside....

Was there lines to enter?

A very fast moving small line.

Not bad at all.




As we entered, I was blown away!

It's as awesome as one could dream up .

Was it crowded inside?

Terribly. ( we visited on a Saturday)

That was the sad part.





Were they sold out of items that I wanted?

I found everything I was looking for.

I'm sure with the high volume, they run low but every shelf seemed well stocked.




It was pretty hard to really get a good look at things because it was almost like herds of cattle.

Was I still having fun?

You bet ya!





How were the prices?

I found that they were pretty much like your "Target" and "World Market"

Not bad at all in fact.




Were the staff friendly?

Extremely.



The Market is broken up into two areas.

This section was a bit less crowded.


Do you have to wait in long lines to purchase your items?



Not at all.

In fact, I didn't have to wait at all.

They made sure to have plenty of staff on hand.

That was very nice!!


I looked up and saw heaven beaming down on us.

LOL.


The displays were pretty awesome as well.

I can only imagine how awesome it would be to visit around the holidays.



Want to take a little peek behind the scenes?

Below are a few shots of the volume the market has on hand.

It's pretty awesome!

Stacks and stacks of signs...

It did make my heart pitter patter just a bit.

Being a sign maker myself, I know the work and hours behind each and every one.









I was a bit disappointed that so many items were mass produced.

I do know that they try and have a few local artist to supply the metal work and a few other items.

I think that's great!


I'm guessing so much is in high demand, and the need to keep prices affordable, they have to reach out to large corporations.



Would I go again?

YES!!!

What would I do different?

I would go on a weekday for sure.


What was the best thing about the market?

Getting to share it with my sister. (insert mushy sisterly love here)


Did I buy anything?

You bet ya!!!


This trip was one for the books that I will never forget.

For those of you that have visited the market, what was your favorite part?

For those of you planning to visit, I hope you get the chance real soon and I hope you bring a special someone to share the fun.

to be continued...

xo Susie

11 comments:

  1. Susie, great post! And that pic with the sunlight coming thru the room is ridiculously awesome! I gotta visit that store!!

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  2. It's on my bucket list!!! I so loved this post! Thanks for sharing the pics!!!!

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  3. It's on my bucket list as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. Now I have to fit a trip in this summer!

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  5. What fun! I'm so jealous. ♡

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  6. What fun! I'm so jealous. ♡

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  7. I went last Tuesday with my husband, kids & my mother (who was visiting from Virginia.) We all watch the show (except for my 7 week old ;) and I have to say I was thrilled to get to go share in this with my most favorite people in the whole wide world!! It was still crowded, but not so much that my husband couldn't maneuver the stroller through - the elevator was helpful in getting to the lower level. My mom was in heaven in spite of her hip hurting.. little benches scattered throughout for resting. We went in the garden area and met the cute lil goats. We got the infamous cowboy coffee from the Common Grounds food truck & it was soooo good! I want to go back soon. I was so busy looking at the things mom and my daughters were pointing at that I failed to discover much myself. But kudos to my sweet wonderful hubby: as a "push present," he bought me that wonderful leather purse called "Joanna's Favorite Bag." Chip & Joanna have done a lot to revitalize Waco and bring vacationers into the town; kudos to them! Must go back soon!

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